Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tropical Banana Bread

When I walk to work from the metro, I pass a street vendor who sells candy, prepackaged danishes, and drinks.  Sometimes when I buy a diet Dr. Pepper from this man, he will give me a banana on the cusp of becoming brown mush.

This banana bread was made with three of his gift brown bananas.  Thanks vendor man!  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chicken Rogan Josh

In the time I have been blogging about food, I have posted several different curries.  Curries don't get the respect they deserve.  They are quick to prepare and especially scrumptious.

It is believed that the English word curry was adopted from the Tamil word kari, which means sauce.  The theory goes that Britons adopted the word from Tamil merchants in the mid 17th century while trading with the East India Company.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Chocolate Muffin with Cherry Filling and Berry Glaze

These are muffins, not cupcakes.  Why?  Because I ate them for breakfast. 

It doesn't matter that they were full of sugar and chocolate chips.  The glaze was so thin that it didn't count as icing.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chicken Rendang Curry

I recently heard someone say rendang curry was was their favorite dish.  I had never tried it before, and so I found a recipe online.  

The recipe doesn't seem authentic.  Traditional rendang curry takes hours to cook.  The meat is first boiled and then fried as the liquid evaporates and is absorbed by the meat.  The version I made did not require hours of slow cooking.  I probably didn't allow the liquid to cook down enough either.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chocolate Bundt with Cream Cheese Filling and Berry Glaze

Whenever I eat bundt cake I think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  In the movie, someone brings a bundt cake to dinner, and none of the Greek family members pronounce the word bundt correctly.  I like bundt cakes because they are dramatic and appealing without much fuss.

Bundt cakes developed from a brioche-like cake called Gugelhupf popular among Jewish communities in Austria, Germany, and Poland.  That word is a mouthful!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Green Beans with Bacon

I want to meet the person who invented bacon because that person was a genius.  Bacon makes any meal better.

I like vegetables normally, but vegetables become extra special when you add crispy, fatty bacon.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Jam Pizza

Last Friday I went to a Korean spa with my coworkers.  We have been planning to go for a few months, and we finally made it happen.

It was weird but enjoyable.  I had never done anything like it.